Four years ago, my husband and I decided to sell our townhouse in the Brewery District and move somewhere with a yard. We debated on and on: do we move to the suburbs? Which suburb? We weren't going to...
“Where’s the baby?” my daughter said in her own toddler way, trying to lift up my shirt to “see the baby”. She means seeing my bump, which has been getting super huge in the third trimester. I often get...
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Let me set the scene: Around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Month six-ish or so of the pandemic. The last adult beverage in our house in my hand. Lights off in the basement except for my daughter's battery-operated camping...
It's A Boy! I remember being convinced that my first child was a girl. I even had a name picked out. Then came the 20 week anatomy ultrasound. The ultrasound tech measured the head, legs, evaluated the heart, and the...
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5 TikTok Moms to Follow

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Like an estimated 500 million other people, I downloaded TikTok during quarantine. I decided to use the free time that I definitely did have (while having a 5-year-old and 2-year-old at home 24/7 and trying to juggle a fulltime...
I had no idea how I would feel after maternity leave. Though I loved bonding with my baby, there was a nagging feeling that as the weeks passed I was ready to get back to work. Was I excited?...
Sorry but I do not have the answer. There is no list of ways to be the best version of yourself during a once in a lifetime pandemic. There is no magic wand to turn you into the perfect...
After not seeing my parents for a while due to current pandemic related circumstances, we recently had the privilege of spending time with my them in my childhood home. I have such nostalgic memories of whipping up the most...
A Letter to My Children  Dear Future Students, Since March, you have been through so much. You experienced months of remote learning as your world abruptly came to halt in the middle of a pandemic. You endured months without leaving the...
The Schedule of a Working Mom of Three Follow along as I try to capture the actions, thoughts, and positives and negatives of being a working mom of three! 4:45 a.m. What’s that, the alarm already?  No, it’s too early for that....

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Exploring Easton’s Expansion District

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Growing up on the east side of Columbus, I was thrilled when the plans for Easton were announced. Watching the evolution of Easton has...
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